Travel Gift Cyber Monday Sale

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It’s back! It’s that time of year that us savvy online shoppers anticipate most – Cyber Monday! With the holidays fast-approaching, it’s time to get in the spirit of giving while getting great deals! Whether your loved one is a globe-trotting aficionado or of the staycation variety, Smart Destinations offers attraction passes that provide dazzling new discoveries in some of America's most beloved cities - Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oahu, Orlando, and Miami! So which product is right for your loved one? The Package Deal: Is the person you’re gifting an art enthusiast? A history buff? An adrenaline junkie? With the SmartDestinations Go Select Packages, you can find a set of attractions that can appeal to the travel style of your loved one. Assembled to provide the optimum savings on choice attractions, the Go Select Packages can offer … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Holiday Lights

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With winter months averaging in the balmy 70-degree range, the holiday months in Los Angeles offer an alternative to the typical image of pine trees and snow-covered hills. But don’t underestimate the power of holiday cheer in cohesion with the power of the sun’s rays – Californians know how to celebrate the holidays in style! Imagine strings of lights hugging warmly around exotic palm trees, the sun setting as you stroll down the jovially-adorned Santa Monica Pier, and the delightfully illuminated houses rivaling the gleam of the Hollywood sign above – a Los Angeles holiday is one you will never forget! So where can you see the most vibrant L.A. holiday light displays? Rodeo Drive:  While you may have passed this famous shopping street on the Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour, Rodeo Drive is worth revisiting once the sun goes down. Stroll past lavish shops with decadent … [Read more...]

4th of July Fireworks in Los Angeles

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Exploring a new region of the country could be just the way to spend your 4th of July. Take advantage of your holiday and embark on a thrilling getaway to L.A. There are plenty of exhilarating activities to explore in Los Angeles this Independence Day. From parades to fireworks, there are dozens of ways to get your patriotism on this July 4th! Here are some of our recommendations for the ultimate celebration spots in the city:   4th of July Block Party (Taking place all-day in Grand Park on July 4th) (200 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012) Head on over for a family-friendly day to remember with free entry! Spend the day picnicking as you enjoy live music and performances by Get Lit (poetry slam), Ethio Cali, Jungle Fire, and La Santa Cecilia. Experience the first-ever light and pyro show in Downtown Los Angeles – beginning after sunset. Food options provided by a … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Vacation Deals

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Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to getaway and log some family time in a brand new city. Considered the unofficial start of summer, it’s time to have some fun in the sun! Make the most of your holiday with excellent discount attraction passes with our Go City Cards – and for a limited time get an added Memorial Day discount of up to 20% off! Not to mention the bevvy of free events, parades, and destination deals that are available in cities nationwide! Ship out to Boston where you can visit the Museum of Fine Arts for an event called “Boston I Love” to honor those who were affected by the Boston Marathon Attacks. Immerse yourself in the glorious past of Boston on the Freedom Trail Walk into History Tour. Next, soak up some sun and discover Boston's most beloved landmarks on the Charles Riverboat Cruise; after all, you’re in the Bay State. These attractions - … [Read more...]

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is often billed as the “Creative Capital of the World” due to the fact that one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry. So what exactly are all these artists, actors, dancers, writers, filmmakers, and musicians doing here? Most would argue that this dense body of creative residents is largely due to a certain Los Angeles district known as Hollywood. This infamous district is situated in the west – northwest region of downtown Los Angeles, and is an active beacon for creative artists from all around the world. There are many things to do in Los Angeles, but a visit just isn’t complete without experiencing the glamour and prestige of all that Hollywood has to offer. Get in the action with a Los Angeles Attractions Pass, and see the many marvels of Los Angeles for one low price. With the Go Los Angeles Card, you can experience some of Hollywood’s … [Read more...]

March Madness Things To Do on Vacation

We can all feel it in the air: spring is almost here! One of the best signs that spring is coming is March Madness, which gets everyone in the mood for the national basketball championships! The NCAA tournaments are a uniquely American tradition, sending millions of fans into a chaotic, adrenaline-infused frenzy. March Madness has even affected British Prime Minister David Cameron. What better way to welcome the prime minister than to take him to watch his first basketball game? President Obama took Cameron to watch the kickoff game of March Madness in Dayton, Ohio, and it was reported that the two politicians munched hot dogs while Obama gave Cameron some pointers. Perhaps no other city is quite as affected by March Madness as Los Angeles (at least as far as the west coast goes!) There are basketball fans almost everywhere you go in Los Angeles, and they are devoted! If you are in … [Read more...]

Best Summer Tourist Discounts

To experience everything a city has to offer, look no further than the Smart Destinations All-Inclusive Attraction Passes. Save up to 55% on combined admission prices for the top museums, tours, and attractions at some of the most beloved cities in the nation. When you visit a new city, you want to explore all its top-notch attractions, delve into its distinctive history, and experience all the attributes that truly make the city unique, but you may find yourself spending a lot more than you anticipated when you buy individual tickets. The Go City Card is the solution–it’s already saved millions of travelers time and money, and it can do the same for you!  First you select your destination city, and then you decide how many days of sightseeing you’d like to include. We can ship your Go City Card directly to you, you can pick it up in your destination city, or for select … [Read more...]

Things to Do on Vacation with Your Family!

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With school vacation weeks coming up around the country, it’s time to start planning your vacation. With the kids home from school, it’s the perfect time to gather up the whole family for a fun trip. If going far away isn’t feasible, day trips and weekend trips are another option. When it comes to things to do on vacation, we’ve got you covered. Check out these family-friendly options in some of our favorite destinations! Orlando Looking to Orlando for your school vacation destination? You’re not alone. Families flock to Orlando for winter vacations to escape the cold and relax under the palms. Of course, there are numerous things to do on vacation in Orlando, from the nation’s biggest theme parks to world-class museums. However, if you’re looking for something out-of-the-box, our top suggestions are WonderWorks or Boggy Creek Airboat Tours! Both of these attractions are … [Read more...]

The Spectator’s Guide to the Long Beach Marathon

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The hours are ticking down to the 28th annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, which will take over the city on Sunday, October 7th. One of the most scenic and flat courses in America, the Long Beach Marathon draws tens of thousands of athletes and spectators each year. The course meanders through quaint seaside communities and urban landmarks, offering ocean views throughout 80% of the route. Although 23,000 athletes are expected to take part in the five events offered, only about 5,000 will be running the full marathon, making it a somewhat intimate event. Moreover, the certified marathon course is the perfect qualifier for other popular races, even the notorious Boston Marathon. As a spectator, you’ll appreciate Long Beach’s moderate Mediterranean climate and the spectacular views of the ocean and the cityscape along the race course. So whether you're a runner … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Lobster Festival

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If you’re around LA this weekend, make sure to spend a day at the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, one of the best Southern California family attractions. In addition to delicious, inexpensive lobster imported from Maine, the festival features live musical performances and unique entertainment. The Festival, located on L.A.’s historic waterfront at Ports O’ Call in San Pedro, California, holds the Guinness World Record for Most Seafood Served at an Outdoor Event. Every year, 16 tons of Maine lobsters are flown in directly from the William Atwood Lobster Company in the Gulf of Maine. Meals: For $19, the meal comes with a 1.25-pound lobster, cole slaw, potatoes, sweet bread, lemon wedges and delicious buttery dipping sauce. If you’re a real lobster-lover, order the “2 On a Plate” Special, featuring a total of 2.5 pounds of lobster for only $32.00. For the first time … [Read more...]